Leading journalists from more than 20 countries joined a call Tuesday for European MPs to approve a controversial media reform aimed at forcing internet giants, such as Facebook and Google to pay for news content. European Parliament lawmakers return in September to discuss the proposal, a first draft of which...
By Muhammad Auwal The Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) has confirmed that over hundred persons were displaced following a monsoon rainfall in the state. A heavy rainfall was recorded in some areas of the state last Thursday night. It was gathered that the affected areas included Yolde-Pate, Jambutu and Loko in...
Facebook Inc. has racked up plenty of milestones in its pioneering journey. Now the social-media giant has added another one that it would have rather avoided: the biggest stock-market wipeout in American history. Shares tumbled as much as 20 percent in New York on Thursday as sales and user growth...
By Sylvester Thompson The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has said that with a total of six satellites launches, Nigeria is a major player in space technology, listed among owners of man-made objects orbiting the earth. Engr Aishatu Umar, the NSE Giri branch chairman, disclosed this in her remark at a...
WhatsApp, the Facebook owned company, is stepping up the battle against fake news with a big change that’ll affect anyone that uses the messaging app as it limits people’s ability to forward messages to large groups. The idea is that, in theory, it will make it harder for things to...
By Funmilola Gboteku A total of 13,203 mobile telecommunications subscribers in Nigeria dropped their various network providers for others in May, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said. The subscribers changed their service providers under the Mobile Number Portability (MNP). The commission made this known in its Incoming and Outgoing Porting Activities...
By Constance Imasuen The  Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta on Thursday said the 36.6 million telephone lines withdrawn from telecom operators in March this year,  were found to be redundant. Danbatta spoke  in Abuja on the sideline of the 84th Edition of Telecom Consumer Parliament...
By Ijeoma Olorunfemi The Centre for Basic Space Science of the National Space Research and Development Agency (CBSS-NASRDA) had predicted that the Astronomical Lunar Crescent would be sighted on June 14. Dr Felix Ale, Director Media and Corporate Communications said this in a statement he signed on Tuesday in Abuja. “NASRDA through...
A NASA rover has detected a bonanza of organic compounds on the surface of Mars and seasonal fluctuations of atmospheric methane in findings released on Thursday that mark some of the strongest evidence ever that Earth’s neighbour may have harboured life. But National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientists emphasized there...
By Victor Asije
/Beijing Mr William Masy, StarTimes Overseas Public Relations Director on Thursday disclosed that about three million Nigerians subscribe to the organisation’s products and services across the country’s six geo-political zones. William disclosed this while receiving a delegation of Nigerian Journalists at the StarTimes Corporate Headquarters in Beijing, China. According to...